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Autodesk Moves to Subscription Pricing

Thursday Feb 11th 2016 by Developer.com Staff

Yet another software developer is embracing cloud computing.

One of the oldest development firms that was still selling software the traditional way is moving to subscriptions and cloud-based options. Autodesk, known for its 3D design tools, has announced that it is adopting a subscription-based pricing model.

Unlike many other firms with subscription-based pricing, Autodesk isn't going all-in on cloud computing. Scott Reese, VP of cloud products at Autodesk, explained, “We don’t see a time where [our] desktop applications go away. Much more what we see is that they become cloud connected, cloud aware and cloud-centric.”

In related news, last week Autodesk laid off 10 percent of its workforce, which was about 925 people.

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